Avion de Papel

A "Paper Plane" variant with blanco tequila as the main spirit ingredient.
34 oz Blanco tequila
34 oz Amaro Meletti
34 oz Aperol
34 oz Lemon juice
This is a delicious variant which puts a new twist on a modern classic.
From other users
  • Very pleasing. Sweet grapefruit. — ☆☆☆☆
  • This "Paper Plane" variation was first made by Lily Dean at OKBB on Sunday, August 13, 2017. She made one for me on Wednesday, August 16. I thought it was delicious and deserves to be more widely known. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • I doubled this and served it over one big rock - very nice to sip overlooking a beach. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Meletti sour — ☆☆☆
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Had three more of these

Had three more of these yesterday - decided to make one today. Used El Tesoro Platinum and Ramazotti since there was no Meletti on hand. It was still nice and improved as it went along.

An almost identical recipe

An almost identical recipe can be found here, http://www.onthebar.com/drinks/el-avion-de-papel, the work of Daniel Riney at the Marina Cantina in Clearwater, Florida. His version also uses a blanco tequila (the picture shows Avion Silver), and the Paper Plane's original Amaro Nonino.  Lily thought the Amaro Meletti worked better with the tequila, and chose that for her version.